As well as a streamlining of the band’s name (dropping the “Real Zombie” part of their previous moniker), there’s been a conscious effort to tighten up Fake Shark’s musical centre. While the new LP may have settled into a groove-heavy indie rock vibe, it still crackles with the touchstones and foundation of their musical catalogue – original concepts, cutting lyrics, and a plethora of interesting voices. Guest performers include indie-folk darling Hannah Georgas, R&B singer/songwriter Tonye Aganaba, Kate Kurdyak (of Vancouver’s The Katherines), as well as legendary rapper KOOL KEITH, who takes lead vocals on a track called “The Real Zombie”.
Punk-funk with plenty of clanging cowbell and fuzzy hip-swiveling. Plenty of hooks lurking here.